Does a ten-year-old know right from wrong? The idea isn't that far-fetched. Children do need guidance but by then parents should've been able to provide them with some values. The problem is that as we start getting older, we will test many of them.
Wild Children is divided into acts, all staring a different character while rotating familiar faces. We experience what it feels to become wild -- half/human half/animal -- depending on the fault the child commited. And sometimes, like in the case of Coo and Jinx, we see how they can make up for their mistakes.
I felt a strong connection with the characters, particularly Bray, as they are all well written and don't deserve what is happening to them. Although, I found the narrative too long, forcing me to put the book down at times, and wish more dialogue had been included instead.